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Ombudsman absolves Aquino, Trillanes of treason charges

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, June 19th, 2017

 

Courtesy: Photoville International

Courtesy: Photoville International/ Willie Sy

 

MANILA — The Office of the Ombudsman has absolved former president Benigno Aquino III and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV of the treason and espionage charges filed against the two.

The said criminal complaints are relative to the alleged backchannel talks with China during the past administration over the tension in the West Philippine Sea due to disputed territories.

Through the 16-page resolution, the ombudsman said, no probable cause was found to prove the treason and espionage complaints.

The Ombudsman has explained that despite the territorial disputes, there is no war between the Philippines and China, therefore, no treason has been committed. — UNTV News & Rescue

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PDEA completes the 2nd round elimination cast of UNTV Cup 6

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

FILE PHOTO: PDEA Drug Busters is the only rookie team to advance to the 2nd round elimination of the UNTV Cup Season 6. (Marlon Bonajos / Photoville International)

Rookie team PDEA Drug Busters eases to the second round eliminations of the league of public servants, UNTV Cup.

This, as the DOJ Justice Boosters toppled the Ombudsman Graft Busters, 95-73 on Sunday’s triple header.

Based on the league’s point system, the DOJ, Ombudsman and DA Food Masters get eliminated from the league this season, while PDEA reaches the next round.

Meanwhile, Group A’s DOH Health Achievers, COA Enablers and BFP Firefighters also exit the games.

In the AFP-DOH hard court battle, the AFP Cavaliers defeated the DOH Health Achievers 92-71.

With this, the soldiers share the 5-1 win-loss standing with the Senate Defenders in Group A.

And in the GSIS-PNP match, the UNTV Cup crowd saw an impressive win by the GSIS Furies over defending champion PNP Responders 76-68.

GSIS Furies Head Coach Myk Saguiguit said, “Ang will nila, talagang trinabaho nila nang husto. Kasi hindi namin inisip na we’re in sa second round. Sabi ko i-solidify pa natin, maka-tsamba tayo against defending champion PNP.”

(They willed it. They really worked hard for it. We didn’t think that we’re going to the second round. I said to them, “We must solidify ][our performnace]. Who knows, we may actually beat the defending champion, PNP.)

This win catapults the Furies to the third spot in Group A with four games won and two games lost, surpassing the Responders which now has a 3-3 win-loss standing.

PNP Responders Head Coach Erik Samson, “Nahirapan kami. Especially hindi kami gaanong nakadepensa nang maayos doon sa mga one-on-one nila, sa atake nila, at maaga kami nag-penalty.”

(We had a hard time beating them. Especially when we failed to guard them closely on their one-on-one plays, attack plays. And we got into penalty situation early in the game.)

Rene Boy Banzali and James Patrick Abugan were hailed as the best players of the game after bucketing 54 combined points.

The second round elimination of the UNTV Cup Season 6 kicks off on Thursday, December 14th. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue

THE SCORES

GAME 1: DOJ Justice Boosters defeat Ombudsman Graft Busters, 95-73.

Quarter Scores: 20-16, 51-35, 70-53, 95-73

DOJ Justice Boosters
Box Scores: 95
J. Lopez 20, C. Cruz 20, J. Polican 14, E. Mabazza 13, C. Borile 11, R. Tomas 7, G. Cole 6, C. Tagle 4

Ombudsman Graft Busters
Box Scores: 73
F. Palacio 13, E. Escudero 9, A. Sanchez 9, A. Lazo 8, C. Lasam 8, Q. Laure 7, F. Baldonado 4, W. Romero 2, A. Francisco 2, E. Elmido 2

GAME 2: GSIS Furies defeat PNP Responders, 76-68.

Quarter Scores: 13-17, 27-41, 49-54, 76-68

GSIS Furies
Box Scores: 76
E. Banzali 32, J. Abugan 22, A. Sunga 8, D. Bunyi 7, M. Nuyana 6, T. Hernandez 1

PNP Responders
Box Scores: 68
R. Abaya 13, A. Tolentino 11, J. Criste 10, O. Omiping 9, J. Misola 6, J. Cabahug 5, A. Yanquiling 5, J. Saracho 3, H. Sta. Cruz 2, C. Cabrera 2, C. Elopre 2

GAME 3: AFP Cavaliers defeat DOH Health Achievers, 92-71.

Quarter Scores: 27-15, 31-25, 58-41, 92-71

AFP Cavaliers
Box Scores: 92
L. Cabayao 21, B. Bautista 14, V. Evidor 11, J. Quiambao 10, P. Fernandez 8, J. Lumongsod 7, R. Araneta 6, R. Almerol 6, M. Mendoza 3, W. Casulla 2, R. Pascual 2, E. Tan 2

DOH Health Achievers
Box Scores: 71
L. Nidoy 21, D. Magat 9, G. Domingo 8, S. Mopera 8, J. Guevarra 8, R. Pingol 6, A. Saculinggan 6, R. Dabu 3, R. Herrera 2

 

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Chinese Air Force patrol South China Sea

by UNTV   |   Posted on Saturday, November 25th, 2017

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force recently conducted a combat air patrol in the South China Sea, said a military spokesperson on Thursday.

PLA Spokesperson Shen Jinke said their mission was to fly through the ‘first island chain’ information. The various bombers flying over the Bashi channel and then the South China Sea took off to regroup into the formation.

All warplanes have completed their training sorties and patrolling missions on the same day.

According to Shen, the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China has directed the air force to combat-oriented and combat-ready training and patrols to better tackle possible aerial challenges over the seas.

Currently, the PLA Air Force is transforming into a modernized strategic service capable of combating all over the territorial airspace. The 400,000 air force service people all bear in mind their missions for the new era. They are working harder to enhance striking, defending and force projecting capabilities, to better safeguard national sovereignty, security, peace, and development,” said the spokesperson.

The Chinese Air Force started regular high seas training in 2015. — Reuters

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President Duterte offers China to be 3rd telecom operator in the Philippines

by UNTV   |   Posted on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang announced the end of telecommunications duopoly in the country after President Rodrigo Duterte offered China to operate the third telecom carrier in the Philippines.

“During the bilateral talks between President Duterte and the Chinese premier, President Duterte offered to the People’s Republic of China the privilege to operate the third telecom’s carrier in the country,” said Presidential spokesperson Sec. Harry Roque.

China has not given a particular name of the company for the offer.

Aside from this, there will be additional two terabits per second because of new internet facilities that will be built through the partnership of the government and a Facebook affiliate.

Malacañang said this could have been implemented long time ago as well as the breaking of the duopoly in telecom carriers but was delayed during the leadership in the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) by Rodolfo Salalima.

This is the conflict of interest mentioned by President Duterte when he fired Salalima.

“This agreement with the subsidiary of Facebook should have been signed as early as December 2016. It was not signed by the former secretary of the DICT. It was further reported by the special investigating committee that the former DICT secretary likewise may have prevented the earlier breakup of the duopoly by delaying the use of satellites as viable option,” said Roque.

If these initiatives will push through, it’s not only the cellular technology that will be improved but also the internet speed and access. — Rosalie Coz | UNTV News and Rescue

 

 

 

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